Thailand Visa Photo App | How Do I Apply?

Thailand, with its floating markets, tropical beaches, temples, and modern cityscapes, is a hot spot for tourists worldwide. Travelers from some foreign countries wishing to visit Thailand may need to secure a Thai visa in advance.

Thailand Visa Photo App | How Do I Apply?

In this article, we will explain the process of applying for a Thailand e-visa, a Thai visa at the consulate, and a Thai Visa on Arrival, and will show you how to streamline the process by taking a perfect Thai visa photo using the 7ID Visa Photo App.

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How to Apply for Thailand Visa at the Consulate? Rules and Required Documents

Persons who are neither exempt from the visa requirement nor eligible for a visa on arrival must apply for a Thai visa at a Thai overseas mission, such as an embassy or consulate.

When applying for a Thai visa at the consulate, follow the steps below:

  1. Determine what type of visa you need.
  2. Contact the Thai diplomatic mission in your country.
  3. Collect the necessary documents, which are: (*) A valid passport with at least six months validity and at least two blank pages. (*) A completed and signed visa application form. (*) A recent passport-size photo. Thailand visa photo size is 4 × 6 cm. (*) Proof of sufficient funds to cover your stay (minimum 10,000 THB per person or 20,000 THB per family). (*) Return airline tickets or e-tickets with full payment. (*) Proof of financial solvency, such as a bank statement.
  4. Submit a Thai visa application. You can submit your application in person at the nearest Thai Embassy or Consulate on your appointment date, or by post. If you are applying by post, please include a stamped addressed envelope for the return of your passport along with the issued visa.
  5. Pay the fee in cash or as instructed by the Embassy or Consulate.
  6. Wait for your application to be processed. The processing time for a Thai Tourist Visa application is generally between 5-10 working days but may vary depending on the embassy or consulate.
  7. Collect your approved visa and passport. Once your visa has been approved, you'll receive your passport with the visa attached. Make sure you enter Thailand within the timeframe stated on your visa to avoid it becoming invalid.

How to Apply for Thailand Visa Online? Eligibility and Process

Eligibility to apply for a Thai visa online depends on the applicant's nationality (the passport used for the application) and place of residence. To confirm your eligibility to apply for a Thai visa online, enter your nationality and place of residence on the official Thailand E-Visa website ( ).

To apply for a Thailand visa online, please do the following: (*) Create an account on the official Thailand E-Visa website ( ). (*) Navigate to the "Dashboard" menu and select "Apply for New Visa". (*) Complete the application form. (*) Upload all required documents. (*) Pay the visa fee. (*) Wait for the visa to be processed. (*) Upon approval, the visa will be emailed to you. It's recommended that you print this email and carry it when traveling, as it may need to be shown to airlines and Thai immigration officials.

Thailand Visa-on-Arrival: Who is Eligible and What to Prepare

Citizens of the following countries are eligible to obtain a Visa-on-Arrival (VoA) for Thailand, which allows a stay of up to 15 days: (*) Bulgaria (*) Bhutan (*) China (*) Cyprus (*) Ethiopia (*) Fiji (*) Georgia (*) India (*) Kazakhstan (*) Malta (*) Mexico (*) Nauru (*) Papua New Guinea (*) Romania (*) Russia (*) Saudi Arabia (*) Taiwan (*) Uzbekistan (*) Vanuatu

The procedure to apply for a Thailand Visa-on-Arrival is simple and can be completed quickly upon arrival in Thailand. Here are the documents you will need to prepare:

(*) The purpose of the visit to Thailand should be strictly touristic. (*) Applicants must have a valid passport valid for more than 30 days beyond the visit. (*) Applicants must provide a recent 4×6 cm photograph taken within the last six months. (*) Applicants must provide a valid Thai address. (*) Proof of round-trip ticket is required. Open tickets or plans to travel by land to neighboring countries are not acceptable. (*) Each individual traveler must provide financial proof of at least 10,000 THB, or 20,000 THB for families, to ensure their ability to support themselves while in Thailand. (*) Finally, be prepared to pay a Visa-on-Arrival fee of 2,000 THB in Thai currency in cash. Please note that this fee is subject to change without notice.

Take a Thailand Visa Photo with your Phone! 7ID App

7ID App: Thailand Visa Photo Maker
7ID App: Thailand Visa Photo Size
7ID App: Thailand Visa Photo Sample

What if we told you that you can take an ideal Thai visa photo just with your smartphone? 7ID visa photo app allows you to take a Thailand visa photo from the comfort of your home. This way you can save both time and resources while ensuring total control over your photo quality!

Simply take a selfie against any background and upload it. Built-in AI features will automatically resize your photo to a visa photo size for Thailand. After uploading your photo, select the appropriate country and document type, then start using the 7ID app's many features:

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Thailand Visa Photo Requirements Checklist

The Thailand visa photo specifications include the following:

(*) Thailand e-visa photo size should be 3,5×4,5 cm. The file size should not exceed 1024 KB and the minimum file size should be 500 × 500 pixels. The digital photo should be in JPEG format. (*) Thailand visa on arrival photo size must be 4 × 6 cm. (*) The photo should have adequate brightness and contrast with natural skin tones. (*) The photo should show a close-up of the head and part of the shoulders. (*) Your head should be centered, looking straight ahead with a neutral expression, and in sharp focus. (*) The face (from the edge of the forehead to the bottom of the chin) should cover 70 to 80% of the photo. (*) Eyes should be clearly visible with no hair obscuring the face. (*) Prescription eyeglasses are acceptable but must be clear, thin-framed, and not reflect flash or obstruct the eyes. (*) Head coverings, hair, headwear, or facial jewelry should not obscure the face. The photo should have a plain white background with no other people or objects. Even lighting is required; no shadows should be on the face or back. (*) Red eyes should be avoided.

Thailand Visa Fees

The cost of a Thai visa varies depending on the type of visa and the nationality of the applicant:

(*) For a tourist e-visa, the fee typically ranges from USD 40 to USD 60. (*) The standard fee for a Thailand Visa on Arrival is approximately 2,000 THB or USD 52.68, with an additional service fee of approximately 500 THB or USD 14.55. Please note that the visa fee must be paid in cash.

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